Growing Conditions

Planted exclusively to Pinot Noir in 2000 and sustainably farmed, Sundawg Ridge Vineyard has become an exceptional site that produces fruit with incredible depth and sous bois qualities. 240 feet elevation sitting above morning fog, rolling hills with mineral-rich Goldridge soil. 12 miles from the Pacific ocean and often referred to as the banana belt, benefiting from excellent sun exposure. Following heavy rains in February, budbreak began in Green Valley in the last week of that month. With fully saturated soils and warmer than usual temperatures, the vines brought the 2014 fruit to maturity with great concentration and big round tannins. Appelation: Green Valley - Russian River Valley Clones: Calera, Dijon 115


After night harvesting, the fruit travels before sunrise to Saintsbury.


Each block remains separate and receives gentle handling starting at the sorting table through to the 5 ton open top fermenters for 5 day cold soak, 13 days total cuvaison.